I am always open to questions & illustration enquiries.
Drop me a line at alene.art [@] bigpond.com or use the form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
If you haven't heard from me within 48 hours, please check your spam folder. Apologies that you have to type my email yourself - the less time I spend dealing with spam, the more attention I can give to your query!
Services I offer
I am happy to give consideration to projects including • book illustration • commercial illustration • book cover illustration & design • educational publishing • portraiture (pencil, watercolour, mixed media or digital) • pet portraiture (pencil, watercolour, mixed media or digital)• greeting card design • wedding and other invitations • and more. I also offer typesetting services and can recommend a copy-editor.
Not sure what to say?
If you're after a quote, it helps to give me some information about your project, such as exactly what you're after (a picture book, a portrait, illustrations for a chapter book, a book cover, etc), how many illustrations you think you will want (if it's a picture book, is it the standard 32 pages, or a different number?), what style (is there a particular image on my website that you like?), what type of project it is (such as your theme – is it fantasy? Historical? Everyday?), what you're going to be using the project for (is it commercial or private? Are you doing a print run for family, or selling it in stores?), your budget, your deadline, and anything else you think is important.
The more you tell me, the easier it is for me to give you a quote, and the less likely it is that I will have to waste your time emailing you back to ask lots of questions. I will respect your confidentiality, but I do need information before I can put together a quote. I look forward to hearing from you!
A tip: If you've asked an illustrator for a quote, or more information, and they've taken the time to reply, please do reply with your thanks, even if you are not going to hire them now (or ever). Putting together a quote and passing on our expertise takes a lot of time, and it hurts when we never hear back at all. This also prevents us wasting your time following up to check that our emails got through to you. We won't bite if you aren't going ahead with your project, and if you plan on hiring us some time in the future, it helps to set up a good working relationship!
All images copyright Alison Mutton 2017